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Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*NOW FINISHED*
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:17:48 am »
The Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 is much closer to being finished now.
I have done 2 versions of the Blue Steel, the standard version and the proposed low level turbojet powered version.






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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 11:55:10 am »
Very nice Chris  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 12:29:01 pm »
I've never seen a model of the jet Blue Steel, it looks very good.

And what can you say about a well built Vulcan other than 'Coooorrrrrrr!'  :thumbsup:

My Boss at BR worked on the Blue Steel's aerodynamics and control systems, and he always reckoned they could have made it a lot better, but the MoD didn't give them the time to do it properly.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 12:56:26 pm »
Is that the part started Blue Steel I gave you?

I mean, I know I started a jet Blue Steel and I know it got passed on to either you or Duncan. 
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 02:09:44 pm »
Cheers guys.

Is that the part started Blue Steel I gave you?

I mean, I know I started a jet Blue Steel and I know it got passed on to either you or Duncan.

I believe it came from Geoff B. It came into my hands many years ago, but wasn't sure how. The back end is made up of clear plastic tubing and miliput.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 03:49:02 pm »
Yeah, it was mine.  IIRC, the clear plastic tubing was a pen as it seemed to have the right shape and taper.  And I think that it was one of the few times I've used Milliput and was happy with it.

TBH, I'd forgotten all about it.  I think it got abandoned around the time I was busy doing the Avro Atlantic.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 02:04:38 am »
Yeah, it was mine.  IIRC, the clear plastic tubing was a pen as it seemed to have the right shape and taper.  And I think that it was one of the few times I've used Milliput and was happy with it.

TBH, I'd forgotten all about it.  I think it got abandoned around the time I was busy doing the Avro Atlantic.

Ah, cheers mate. I must admit, it had been in the Vulcan kit box that long I didn't recall who had passed it on to me.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 02:57:51 am »
That's looking very good. And huge!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 03:15:34 am »
Really nice.  :thumbsup:

Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!

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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 05:37:58 am »

Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 05:55:58 am »

Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o

Make that me too --

I like what was done with the jet Blue Steel, and to build two Vulcans at the same time  :bow: :bow: :bow: Very well done Chris
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 07:13:28 am »
That does look the business Chris  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 09:33:32 am »
Cheers guys.


Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o

Make that me too --

I like what was done with the jet Blue Steel, and to build two Vulcans at the same time  :bow: :bow: :bow: Very well done Chris

Just built the one Vulcan. There are 2 Blue Steel missiles however.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 09:39:28 am »
Some photos of the finished Vulcan.




























And the What If set.















Enjoy.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2 *OLD KIT*
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2020, 11:04:57 am »
Cheers guys.


Am I the only one that feels ancient? I remember the excitement when Airfix first released the Vulcan!


Too right! I've still got two of them in The Loft.  :o

Make that me too --

I like what was done with the jet Blue Steel, and to build two Vulcans at the same time  :bow: :bow: :bow: Very well done Chris

Just built the one Vulcan. There are 2 Blue Steel missiles however.

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